OnePlus 3 Soft Gold variant will be available by the end July

OnePlus 3 was officially launched globally at its VR event on June 14 and it went on open sale in most parts of the world, including India (where OnePlus operates). The device comes in two colors – Soft Gold and Graphite, however only the latter is available now. Earlier, OnePlus had said that the Soft Gold variant will launch at a later date but now the company’s co-founder Carl Pei has confirmed that the ‘Soft Gold’ variant will go on sale by the end of July, 2016.

The OnePlus 3 has been priced at Rs 27,999 in India, US $399 in the U.S. and €399 in Europe. It is currently selling via Amazon in India and globally via the official website.

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OnePlus 3 Specifications

The OnePlus 3 feature a 5.5 inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD Optic AMOLED display, which is protected by 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 4. It is powered by a 2.15 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 64-bit processor along with Adreno 530 GPU. It comes with 6 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 64 GB (UFS 2.0) of internal storage, which cannot be expanded as it does not have a microSD card slot. The device runs on Oxygen OS 3.0.2 out of the box based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. It comes with completely unlocked bootloader to give users maximum flexibility.

The OnePlus 3 rocks a 16 megapixel rear camera with LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, Sony IMX298 sensor, Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF), 1.12 µm pixel size, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and RAW image support. It can shoot 4K videos at 30 fps and HD (720p) slow motion video at 120 fps as well. On the front, there is a 8 megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, Sony IMX179 sensor, 1.4 µm pixel size for selfies and video calling. It can record Full HD 1080p videos. The body is made up of anodized aluminium, which is 7.35 mm thick and weighs 158 grams. It has a fingerprint sensor embedded into the home button, which will unlock the device under 0.3 seconds. It supports Dual SIM (nano) and comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack. It also retains the alert slider button to switch between No Notifications, Priority Notifications and All Notifications.

The OnePlus 3 includes 4G LTE with VoLTE support, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz Dual Band) MIMO, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC and USB Type-C as connectivity options. It packs in a 3,000 mAh battery under the hood that supports a new technology called Dash Charge. It promises to charge the phone up to 60% in just 30 minutes with the supplied 5V-4A charger.

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